Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas 2009! We spent this year with the Manwarings in Gilbert AZ. We played lots of games, went swimming, had fun opening presents, and had lots of family time. Sad to leave, but it was fun while it lasted. Big thanks to Mom and Dad Manwaring for everything!!

Christmas Tree on Christmas Morning

Opening the handprint ornament we made

Having solids, sweet potatoes. I love this picture

Ryan and James, these two cousins are just under two months apart, thanks Kortney for having a boy so these two can be good friends!

Enjoying a game of Risk

The slapping game, I'm terrified!

The boys in the "Fashion Show". We all got money, and the girls went and shopped for the boys, and vice versa, then we had a fashion show. Don't they all look smart?

Love these boys:) Ryan and James Manwaring

The annual Manwaring (and Garr) family talent show. Kaylee is singing "Up on the Housetop"

Kaylee and James in the "Jump-O-Lene". His official name is now Baby James.

We took family pictures...

...I LOVE the colors this year!

My whole world right there

Elisa and Lydia, right before going home, such cuties!

Winter Time on the Farm

We visited Franklin before Christmas, and there was a fog that came in the night before. Look at what it did to the landscape, absolutely breathtaking...

Frost down by the creek on the farm

Baby loves Daddy

Kendra, Nathan, and Baby James in his snow suit

Frosty morning

Grandpa Haworth and James Robert, James' middle name is his Great-Grandpa's.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lights and Lights

We went to the Hogle Zoo Lights this year with Aubreigh and Matt. It was cold, but worth it, and the hot chocolate was good too!

Matt, Aubreigh, Nathan, Baby James, and Kendra

All of us in front of a big elephant at the zoo

Happy Family at the zoo, love his snow suit!

The animals were out too!

Then we went to the Salt Lake Temple lights with the Kutterers (not the same day of course!). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It was chilly, but fun, where is James? Hiding in his carrier.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Piano Playing at Christmas Time!

James was learning how to play the piano, he's getting pretty good too :)

Daddy is teaching, I'm paying close attention

I'm getting it!

Now I'll sit and listen to Daddy play. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Milestones Reached

James is now over 5 months old! I don't know where the time has gone, but I just know that I'm on the brink of being even more tired when he starts to move around by himself. Here are some milestones he's reached and when:

~Started sitting up unsupported on December 19th, at Grandpa and Grandma Haworth's.
~Started consistently rolling from tummy to back on January 5th, but has rolled over before that.
~Found toes month 4.
~Putting everything into his mouth now.
~Making new noises such as blowing raspberries, screaching, making himself cough...
~Eats solids, started peas over Christmas, eats bananas, sweet potatoes, peas, oatmeal (new as of yesterday, Jan 7) and rice cereal.
~Rolled back to belly for first time on Monday, January 11, 2010, and was rolling continuously the next day
~Cut front bottom teeth on same day! January 19, 2010
~Forward, purposeful motion for first time (like a worm dance move), March 10, 2010
~Saying dadadada on March 11, 2010.

~First learned to click his tongue on June 2rd
~Stand alone frist time June 3rd
~First steps alone Monday June 21st, at Jason and Nicole's house. Took three steps alone, three times in a row.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

4 Months

Yes, this post is a little late, but here are some quick stats from James' 4 month apt (actually it was 4 mo 19 days):

Weight: 12.19lbs, 2 %
Length: 24.0 in, 7%
Head circumference: 16.1 in, 11%

Okay, okay, he is small, but he is growing and healthy, and especially happy, so the doctors aren't worried. James loves to be held up standing (his favorite), has found his toes (who needs toys when we have toes?!), makes all sorts of noises like ah-goo and raspberries, has the biggest grin, rolled over all by himself today for the first time, and loves his little monkey animal. I didn't know that I would love him this much, but I do.

I'll endure tummy time


Big Blue Eyes, my usual expression with my eyebrows up

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quick Denver Trip

Last weekend we took a quick trip to Denver to see that side of the family. Kendra's Uncle Kyle was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last month, so we decided to go visit him. He is doing well, got through the first round of chemo, and is starting the next round early because he did so well with the last one. His blood smears have come back clean, which is a good thing. We wanted to go see him though. It was also Kendra's 25th birthday, so we got to celebrate with her family, which is always fun. Here is our trip in pictures:

Aunt Carol, Uncle Kyle, James, Kendra, and Nathan

Jessica and Meghan, Kendra's twin cousins

Grandma Julie playing on the floor with Baby James

Nathan made Kendra a two layer cake. Mmm mmm good :)

Mom and our long time friend Marie Freeman

Grams, Mom. Kendra, & James

Nathan, Kendra, and our pro tennis player cousin Cate

A happy family

James tries Rice Cereal, Take 2

So James tried rice cereal again, and this time...

...hmmm, what is this...

...I think I like it...

...yes, yes I do!
Sweet success! James likes it, so he gets a little each day. He also likes it with a bit of applesauce in it sometimes. What a happy little guy, we are so blessed.

James, Mommy, and Daddy after breakfast

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bath Time!

James LOVES bath time! He has also started splashing, and it is just the cutest thing. Not to mention sucking on the washcloth. Here he is at Thanksgiving enjoying his bath. Enjoy!

BYU vs. Utah

It was an awesome game this year, I thought we were going to choke at the end, but BYU pulled through in OT, 26-23. We watched it with Grandma Hiller, someday we'll get TV:) Where do our loyalties lie...

NOT with U!

Y here of course :)

Thanks for delivering Cougs!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for: our family, health, a job in this recession, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and a bright future. This Thanksgiving we spent up in Clearfield with the Kutterer's :) Lots of fun, great food and company, thanks guys! We stayed the night, and forgot many (essential) things at their house so had to go back the next day, haha. Take a lookey:

The really yummy turkey

Nathan and Mike getting the turkey out of the pan onto the platter, it was no easy feat

Eating at dinner

Three sisters: Ann, Kendra, and Kirstin

Tanner teaching James about football, James looks interested!

I think I like the taste of Daddy's hair

Tanner with James, Trevor and Kirstin hanging out after dinner